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A Rowers Prayer
O God, My Power,
Soon my mates and I will hoist our shell overhead, stride down the slip, and place our boat in water, anticipating a stern competition on this coursing river.
The sport exhilarates me. It’s pure amateur, for one. Then there’s the challenge of shoulder, leg, and back in tension. But most of all, there are three overriding T’s: Teamwork, Timing, and Technique. A trinity, so to speak. Three, as if one, components without which there would be no success in crew.
May this reflection prompt my faith, help me recognize my dependence on you, my neighbor, and need for confidence in myself, whatever my endeavor. I make this prayer in your name: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.